Louise Redknapp was exposed as Flamingo on the Sunday night edition of The Masked Dancer.
The singer, 46, became the second celebrity to be revealed on the show after the judges decided to save Squirrel and Frog, but she said her participation on the show helped “ get her out of the house. ”
Jonathan Ross was the only judge to guess her identity correctly, as fellow judges Oti Mabuse chose Lisa Snowdon, Mo Gilligan chose Maya Jama, and Davina McCall chose Dani Dyer.
The Masked Dancer: Louise Redknapp was revealed as Flamingo on Sunday night’s show when she admitted helping ‘get her out of the house’
Oti was especially surprised to see Louise on the show after they danced together on the Strictly Come Dancing tour.
She said, ‘We did dance lessons together, we were on tour together, together Strictly final, there was one move I thought could be you, but then I thought your costume is very pink and Louise would never wear pink ! ‘
About why she wanted to be on the show, Louise gushed, “I love to dance and I think after such a difficult year in lockdown I really had to get out of the house, and it brought a huge smile to my face.”
Louise admitted that her sons Charles, 16, and Beau, 12, were unaware that she was on the show.
Flamingo: The singer, 46, became the second celebrity to be revealed on the show after the jury decided to save Squirrel and Frog
Louise’s cues referred to her as a showbiz reporter, harking back to her days working for Icon Magazine.
A wedding invitation appeared in her VT intended for the wedding between a farmer and their fiancé, which Jonathan had rightly guessed about the show she hosted that focused on the topic.
Jordan Banjo was the first celebrity to be exposed as Viper on Saturday night’s show, after losing when judges chose to save Knickerbocker Glory and Beetroot.
Jordan, while sad to be eliminated from the show first, said it was ‘worth it all’ as he was compared to Anthony Joshua on TV.
His clues included having a boxer in the family, referring to his father Funso who was a professional boxer, and his son Cassius, who is named after Mohammed Ali, previously known as Cassius Clay.
He said of doing the show, ‘For the past 12 months, everyone was in the place where it wasn’t fun and something like The Masked Dancer, dressing silly was just fun.’
First out the gate: Jordan Banjo was the first celebrity to be exposed as Viper on Saturday’s show, after losing when the judges chose to save Knickerbocker Glory and Beetroot
After their dance, each performer also gave a special clue, known as Mind The Gaps, where they shared a sentence in which two key words were missing to indicate their identity.
During the show, the virtual audience decided which dancer from each face-off would automatically advance to the next round.
The Masked Dancer sees 12 celebrity contestants perform unique dances, while covered from head to toe in extravagant, colorful costumes and masks, allowing the viewers and the star panel to guess their identities.
Each fantastic costume is made with choreography in mind, giving every dancer a lot of limb freedom.
Lost out: The Diversity star, 28, was exposed after losing when the judges chose to save Knickerbocker Glory and Beetroot
Oti joined the show in March after it was confirmed that Rita Ora would not be appearing on the show, despite being a judge on The Masked Singer – on which the show is based.
Oti – who is the reigning pro on Strictly Come Dancing – brings her experience as a judge on seasons one and two of the BBC show The Greatest Dancer.
ITV revealed earlier this week that John Bishop, David Walliams and Holly Willoughby will appear as guest judges alongside the regular panel.
Concept: The Masked Dancer sees 12 celebrity contestants perform in extravagent costumes, car wash, beagle, squirrel, rubber chicken, flamingo and frog dance on Sunday nights
Holly said of participating as a guest panelist, “How the masked dancers are able to perform the moves they do in these costumes is amazing!
‘I absolutely loved joining the panel as a special guest and playing detective. You are all in for a real treat. ‘
John added, ‘I went to the recording of The Masked Dancer, not sure what it would be like, but it was the most fun I’ve had in a long time.
Special Appearance: Holly Willoughby will act as a guest judge in addition to the regular panel
The show is crazy – but in a good way – and seeing the video wall with all the viewers and families watching at home gives it an extra spice. It was a really nice evening and I really enjoyed it. ‘
And David, usually seen behind the Britain’s Got Talent jury, said: ‘I was thrilled to be a guest judge on the show. It’s so crazy and fun that you can’t help but have the best time.
Joel and the other judges made me feel so welcome. However, it is much more difficult than assessing BGT. This is more like becoming a detective! ‘
The Masked Dancer continues on Monday, May 31 at 7:30 pm on ITV and ITV Hub.
Also featured: David Walliams, usually seen behind the Britain’s Got Talent jury table, said of the show: “ I loved being a guest judge on the show. It’s so crazy and fun ‘